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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

Disability Sheffield is a co signatory to a letter of support from Disabled Peoples’ Organisations which will be submitted to the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine, the UK Minister for Disabled People, the press and media. We hope that disabled people in Ukraine will hear our support for them in this terrible conflict.

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What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

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Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

Have you tried to book a taxi lately? After our appearance on Look North on 13 April we are keen to respond to Sheffield City Council’s consultation on its draft Private Hire Operator and Vehicle Licence Policy. So we are looking to hear from you before 6 May about your recent stories – your experiences, both good and bad – of using taxis in Sheffield if you would like to share your views with us to include as evidence in our consultation response.

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Monday 23rd May

Covid recovery phase drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Come and join us for our regular drop in to share your experiences as a disabled person. We prioritise issues where things are going well...

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Tuesday 24th May

Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group - 10am - 12noon

Our new ‘Healthy Living’ coproduction project aims to make Sheffield community based physical activity, exercise and health groups more accessible to people who are autistic,...

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Monday 23rd May

Recommendations from Sheffield's Race Equality Commission - 7.30 - 9pm

Part of the Festival of Debate this free event at the Millennium Gallery discusses the report’s recommendations and how best to achieve them with...

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Monday 30th May

How Can we Create an Autism Inclusive Sheffield - 1 - 2pm

Part of the Festival of Debate in partnership with the Sheffield Autism Partnership Network.With the central government releasing the long awaited Autism Strategy, Sheffield is...

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That Works for Me

That Works for Me

This project is geared at supporting people who have been out of the labour market for an extended period of time due to caring responsibilities. Advisors support individuals on a one-to-one basis offering advice and guidance to enable you to make well informed and realistic decisions ahout your future and help to find flexible jobs, supportive employers and courses to empower you.

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Putting  Learning Disabled People In The Picture

Putting Learning Disabled People In The Picture

Inclusion North, which has its headquarters in Leeds, has teamed up with Photographer Rachael Munro-Fawcett. They are inviting people with a profound and multiple learning disability and their families or paid carers to be part of their photography project and exhibition entitled ‘Involving Everyone’. If you’re interesetd please get in touch by 30th May.

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Under The Stars and On Stage

Under The Stars and On Stage

Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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